open source software

Where’s the Education Leadership on Technology in Schools?

Image Credit In 1988, Congress’ Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) reported the “most promising current uses  and demonstrations” (pp.12-13) for computers: Drill and practice to master basic skills. Development of writing skills. Problem solving Understanding abstract mathematics and science concepts. Simulation in… Read More ›

Innovation and Democracy

Image Credit Is innovation a democratic process? Innovate:  to introduce something new; make changes in anything established. (reference) In Disrupting Class, author Clayton Christen informs school boards that introducing digital learning into schools may be hampered by purposeful democratic processes that are part of schools’ cultures.  Cooperative… Read More ›

Using Open Source Software

There is some great open source software for web browsing, word processing, spreadsheets, image editing, and operating systems, among others. Schools should strongly consider the implementation of this software over paid software.